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Where the BlackBerry still reigns supreme - The Globe and Mail
PAUL CHRISTOPHER WEBSTER AND IAIN MARLOW

JAKARTA/LAGOS — The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Nov. 29 2012,
BlackBerry  RIM  Nigeria  Indonesia  3rdworld 
december 2012 by jerryking
Policy Brief: Strengthening Agriculture Marketing with ICT (ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook forum #1) | e-Agriculture
The World Bank, in collaboration with the e-Agriculture Community and FAO, is holding a series of online forums. These forums stem from the launch of the World Bank's ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes.

The first forum in this series focused on how ICT can improve agricultural marketing in developing countries. It took place 5-16 December 2011, and Sourcebook module 9 set the stage for the discussion. Forum participants looked into the most promising trends and challenges in ICT use (particularly mobile phones) for short- and long-term market information, agri-inputs, logistics and transport.

This summary document captures that discussion.
World_Bank  marketing  agriculture  mobile_phones  3rdWorld  developing_countries 
june 2012 by jerryking
Gift to Teach Business to Third-World Women - New York Times
March 6, 2008 | NYT | By STEPHANIE STROM. Goldman Sachs
& Company will donate $100 million to give at least 10,000 women a
business education and, more broadly, to develop and enhance business
education programs at universities in Africa, the Middle East and other
developing regions...Mr. Blankfein said investing in educating women in
the developing world for managerial roles and in building educational
programs to develop business expertise and talent would benefit the
economies of the countries where Goldman’s money will be spent, and that
would be to the firm’s benefit. Goldman follows economic growth around
the world, Mr. Blankfein said, “but also we try to create it, because
that’s how our bread gets buttered as a business.”
3rdWorld  business_education  charities  female  Goldman_Sachs  Lloyd_Blankfein  philanthropy  women  developing_countries 
december 2010 by jerryking
Meet The Wealth Builders Of The Developing World
09.17.10| Knowledge@Wharton via Forbes.com | Animal feed in
Zambia. Cookies in South Africa. Medical records systems in Botswana. Peanut processing in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In regions scarred by intractable poverty, innovative programs to build new sources of wealth through these four businesses are providing lessons for entrepreneurs hoping to create new markets and economic opportunity. In a paper titled, "Business Models: Creating New Markets and Societal Wealth," leaders of Wharton's Societal Wealth Program (WSWP) outline the critical elements of entrepreneurial wealth building based on nearly 10 years of field research supported by Wharton alumni.
wealth_creation  3rdWorld  entrepreneurship  Africa  Wharton  business_models  sub-Saharan_Africa 
september 2010 by jerryking
Doing More Business in the World's Poorest Places
June 15, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Karen E. Klein. As
technology upends tired notions of 3rd World entrepreneurship, says
Marty Anderson, Westerners will find competitors, partners, and workers.
Marty is a lecturer at Babson College, and devoted the 1st part of his
career to corporate turnarounds and supply chain mgmt. In the course of
his travels, he's begun documenting what he calls "innovation at the
edge of electricity." Implications in all this for the U.S. and the
West in general? " Our companies are a tiny slice at the top of the
world's economic chain. Probably 80 % to 90 % of global economic
activity is conducted by small family businesses using cash-flow
business models, not equity. P2P and villager-to-villager microlending
is the dominant form of financing in the world. If you drop modern
electronics into that environment, without regulatory restrictions, all
the family businesses in the world can start cracking genomes or doing
music distribution or publishing.
3rdWorld  entrepreneurship  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid 
june 2010 by jerryking
Smaller, Smarter - WSJ.com
Feb. 11, 2008 WSJ article by Guy Chazan on product ideas that
supply light and power to remote areas of less developed countries
(LDCs). Some of the power-generation approaches are "off-grid".
off-grid  LDCs  energy  policy  UNDP  alternative_energy  3rdWorld  ideas  power_generation  size  developing_countries 
february 2009 by jerryking

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